Power in Collaboration

One way of overcoming current challenges is through collaboration- in unexpected ways- with other businesses. GCIC started operation in 2016 as a green incubator working with businesses in five focus areas – Energy Efficiency, Domestic Waste Management, Water Purification and Management, Climate Smart Agriculture and Solar Energy. Since its inception, GCIC has incubated 32 businesses and with an increasing number …

Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) Launches The Climate Innovation Enterprise Network (CIEN)

As part of an effort and process to impact the entrepreneurial ecosystem for entrepreneurs working in the green economy, and to provide a peer support and networking mechanism for entrepreneurs that have completed business incubation at GCIC, on the 17th October 2018, the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre launched The Climate Innovation Enterprise Network (CEIN) – an  association of businesses in the …

Building Resilience through Emotional Intelligence?

“Emotional Intelligence is a way of recognising, understanding, and choosing how we think, feel, and act. It shapes our interactions with others and our understanding of ourselves. It defines how and what we learn; it allows us to set priorities; it determines the majority of our daily actions. Research suggests it is responsible for as much as 80% of the …

1st GCIC- MOWGLI MENTORING GRADUATION

The Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) graduated entrepreneurs from the GCIC-Mowgli Mentorship Programme on 17th October. In line with GCIC’s aim of providing entrepreneurs in the green economy with a robust, holistic business incubation experience to buoy their lifetime entrepreneurial journey,  , GCIC partnered with Mowgli Mentoring to deliver its award-winning mentoring methodology and programme for entrepreneurs at the business incubator.  …

The Dutch and Danish Ambassadors visit the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre at Ashesi University

The Dutch Ambassador His Excellency Ron Strikker and the Danish Ambassador Her Excellency Tove Degnbol visit Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) today to experience  first-hand the work of the Centre and how it is supporting Ghana’s pioneering climate smart enterprises to start, operate and grow their businesses with unusual intent, using international best practice.  The Danish and the Dutch Governments …

The need to make mistakes: overcoming challenge and failure

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” -Confucius. We need to fail and learn how to recover from failure, to progress. The topic of “overcoming challenge and failure” was one of the areas explored during the Women Entrepreneurs Transformation Programme (WETP), a programme of the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre designed to support …

SOCIAL MEDIA WEEK ACCRA GOES GREEN

Climate change discussions rarely make their way into everyday conversations and, more often even when they do, such discussions have been left mostly to policy makers, environmentalists and academics. In disrupting this trend, for the first time since its launch, climate change has found a voice at this year’s Social Media Week, Accra. Social Media Week is a leading news …

Creating Green Businesses Through Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA)

The Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) on the 31st of July 2018, held a day’s workshop to promote the operationalisation of the National Climate Smart Agriculture Action Plan (NCSAAP). Under the theme: ‘Creating Green Businesses Through Climate Smart Agriculture’, the workshop served as a platform for CSA stakeholders to have …

The Potential of Solar Energy in Ghana: Solar Uptake Validation Workshop

Did you know that solar energy is an abundant resource throughout Ghana and with up to 3000hrs of sunshine per annum, solar solutions could effectively supplement on-grid solutions and offer new opportunities to off-grid populations? However, Ghana’s power industry is fraught with many challenges such as high cost of gas, operation and maintenance difficulties resulting in huge debt. “Based on …